52 Pick Me Up is a community-based sports heritage project celebrating the year of Sport in Aurora.
Through the collaborative effort between The Aurora Heritage Authority, the Aurora Museum & Archives, Boulevard Design, Sport Aurora and the Aurora Sport Hall of Fame a set of collectable cards will be released weekly at a variety of events and locations throughout the Town of Aurora. The distribution point for each card will be published in The Auroran and here on the Living in Aurora site.
Pick a card, any card, collect them all!
Card of the Week : Jack of Spades
Bruce Stafford’s contributions to the sport of volleyball have been numerous.
A coach since the 1970’s, Stafford established Storm Volleyball (originally called Aurora Storm Volleyball Club) in 1998. With at least one competitive team in each of the Ontario Volleyball Age Divisions for both boys and girls, the nationally-recognized club’s medal tally has so far reached seventy-five. As a longtime Aurora resident, Bruce Stafford was inducted into the Coach Category of The Aurora Sport Hall of Fame in 2014.
To explore the history of volleyball in Aurora, be sure to visit the Legacy of Sport exhibit put on by the Town of Aurora’s Museum & Archives, located at 22 Church Street in the historic Church Street School.
‘Pick Me Up’]Pick Me Up this Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at Lambert Wilson Park starting at 11 AM where Bruce Stafford will be representing Aurora as the community torchbearer, carrying the official Pan Am Games torch in a 200-metre run. More details can be found on the Town of Aurora website: Torch Relay.
The Aurora Rotary
This week’s card featuring Bruce Stafford has been sponsored by the Aurora Rotary Club. The Rotary Club of Aurora was founded in 1951. Rotary clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action. Together, Rotary Clubs, Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation work to make lasting improvements in our communities and around the world.
If you are interested in getting in the game and sponsoring a card, a hand or even an entire suit please contact any of the partners as to existing opportunities.
Partner Profile: The Aurora Sport Hall of Fame is a celebration of sport history and excellence, dedicated to the recognition of the important place that sport has assumed within the fabric of Aurora. We invite you to explore and appreciate our rich sport heritage and participate in our efforts to honour sport, celebrate distinction and recognize outstanding achievement through visiting the Aurora Sport Hall of Fame on the 3rd floor of Town Hall, 100 John West Way and Aurora Sport Hall of Fame online.